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Gable storage shed foundation


How to build a shed foundation

Material for 8x8 gable storage shed skid foundation

  • 7 -2x4- 93 inches pressure-treated for the floor joist.

  • 2- 2x4 - 8 feet pressure-treated for the bands.

  • 2- 4x4- 8 feet pressure-treated for the skids.

  • 2- 5/8" plywood 4x8 for the floor decking.


Measure 7 2x4 to 93 inches, these will be for the floor joist. 2 2x4 to 8 feet, these will be the floor band, and 2 4x4 to 8 feet these will be your skids.

storage shed frame details

Position the 7, 2x4 by 93 inche joist you cut, approximately 16 inches apart. Nail through the 2x4 by 8 feet bands, and in to the end of the joist.

storage shed skids

Toenail the joist into the skids. Level the floor frame. Lift the floor frame where it is low and add a piece of treated 2x4 or whatever is necessary to get the floor leveled.

square shed frame

Measure diagonally across the floor frame to square it. Shift the frame until both of the sides measure the same both ways. Once both sides measure the same both ways, your floor frame is square.

storage shed floor decking

Lay the 5/8" inch 4x8 plywood on top of the floor frame and nail it.








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